GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Skipton Moor

5 miles (8.5 km)

This circular walk follows different footpaths across Skipton Moor to the east of the town. There's some fine moorland scenery, interesting geological features and wonderful far reaching views from the elevated position of the moor. It's about a 5 mile hike with some moderate climbs along the way, so a reasonable level of fitness is required.
The walk starts from the parking area near the Jenny Gill Reservoir, just to the south east of Skipton. From here you can follow paths up onto the moor, heading east towards Potters Gill. You then turn south toward Snow Hill Farm and Middlebrough House where you turn west to High Edge and High Bradley Moor. Around here you can branch off to the north to climb to the 373 metre high point of the moor. There's fabulous views over the town and the countryside of the Yorkshire Dales from here.
The route then descends past Standard Crag and Cawder Gill, before returning to the parking area.
To extend your walking in the area you could try our Skipton Circular Walk which takes you to the medieval castle, along the canal and up to the viewpoint at Sharp Haw.

Skipton Moor OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Skipton Moor Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


View from Skipton Moor. - - 152879

View from Skipton Moor. Looking down on the 'Gateway to the Dales' Skipton from the trig point

Cairns on Skipton Moor. - - 153319

Cairns on Skipton Moor.

Back Plantation. - - 153338

Back Plantation. Looking NE from the other side of the turnpike.

Boulder on Skipton Moor. - - 153336

Boulder on Skipton Moor. Looking North, above Potters Gill.

Trig point and cairns on Vicar's Allotment - - 3617149

Trig point and cairns on Vicar's Allotment

Nor Hill. - - 153333

Nor Hill.

Dry stone wall on Skipton Moor. - - 152869

Dry stone wall on Skipton Moor.

Footpath across Snow Hill Allotment, Skipton - - 2350717

Footpath across Snow Hill Allotment in spring.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Skipton Moor.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)